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Fess up: Your doctor has heard it all

Please don't be embarrassed

I guarantee you that your doctor has seen them many times before. The sooner you are seen, the faster you can get relief.

Ask a Trainer: The role of genetics in aging

One of my favorite sayings that I repeat with clients regularly is that genetics may load the gun, but lifestyle pulls the trigger.

Although there may be genetic factors that increase your susceptibility to something such as chronic arthritis, you may certainly be able to prevent such a severe misfortune by taking pro-active steps.

The growing number of immigration secessionists

It turns out that everything we've heard about the evils of states and localities defying federal law is wrong.

Through the years, the left has created dozens upon dozens of so-called sanctuary cities devoted to frustrating federal immigration enforcement.

Study shows women have higher Alzheimer's risk

Bad news for females

Research reported at the recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference has some bad news for half of us ... the female half.

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Senior events abound

Your guide to the best senior events happening in Central Florida in August.

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Veteran astronaut comes to Altamonte for talk

A life of flight

On Aug. 14, Bob Springer, fighter/bomber pilot, Top Gun aviator and NASA astronaut will speak at a special event for veterans at One Senior Place in Altamonte Springs.

Facing the future of facial recognition technology

Personal space a thing of the past

Face recognition is here, which means that cameras and sophisticated computers will recognize you even as you, uh, head down the street.

Tips for tackling persistent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression on the median nerve, as it runs down the arm through a "tunnel" of bone and connective tissue deep in the wrist.

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Local lady writes book of Paris travel tips

Local is fired up for France

Sandra Sheridan, a Winter Park native and Rollins graduate, is fired up, in this case, “Fired Up for France.” That’s the very fitting name of her new series of stories about her travels to Paris.

Ask a Trainer: No need to run

Long walks can be just as good

One of the first things I tell my clients who expect to hear that they need to start running or jogging in order to lose unwanted fat is that they definitely don’t have to.

Good news chocoholics: Milk chocolate is healthy too

Study shows milk chocolate helps your health

When a study comes out showing that chocolate is good for our health, chocolate lovers rejoice. Now a new study has more good news: Even milk chocolate qualifies.

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Senior events abound

From Thai Chi to yoga techniques, there are classes covering all sorts of activities this month specially geared toward seniors.

How to keep your heart healthy

It is so important to do cardiovascular activity for a number of reasons.

When exercising, your heart will beat faster to pump blood though out your body to provide oxygen to the tissues.

Finding better health in 15 minutets flat

Good news for those who don't like to work out

Now this is one piece of research I can really get behind: Exercising less than the recommended 30 minutes a day still has benefits.

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Senior events abound

Find out about the month's best senior events happening throughout Central Florida this month.